2 JUNE UPDATE:
You can relax, my book has arrived. I know it’s been upsetting but you’ve proven your stoicism and I commend you for it. I still have one parcel that Royal Mail deny exists, but still, I can join the GWAPIRC at last.
There once was a blogger who agreed to read a very big book from 1 June.
Others joined up. It was exciting. The blogger in question warned her husband that from 1 June the bedside lamp will be on well into the night. He wasn’t thrilled but got over it. It’s what you do when you have no choice.
1 June arrived.
But this blogger’s copy of War and Peace did not.
Yes my friends, the blogger in question is me. This is a problem, as Royal Mail does not like me. They take great joy in losing parcels intended for my address. When I got to the front of the Post Office queue today, the man behind the counter wordlessly handed me a complaint form, as if on cue. I gave him my best “Oh I will!” as I took it and went to storm out. My 2 year old then ruined the whole effect by staying behind and doing a little jig for everyone. Humph.
The co-founder of the GWAPIRC has gone ahead and started reading War and Peace without me. Being in Australia, she’s ahead of me anyway with the time difference. Meanwhile, I am in London complaining to Royal Mail in the hope it will arrive out of thin air tomorrow.
Not that I’m bitter of course. I’m perfectly content to be reading a book without the actual book.
But my fingers are crossed. And Royal Mail are officially off my Christmas card list.
Has anyone else started without me?